With its great taste and second-to-none versatility, you can’t go wrong with pork on the grill – especially now that the USDA has lowered pork cooking temperature guidelines to 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a three-minute rest time – resulting in a juicier, tender, medium-rare grilled masterpiece.
To help ignite your inspiration, the National Pork Board and Guy Fieri are excited to offer a “Summer Grilling Essentials” prize pack to giveaway to one lucky visitor of our BBQ Addicts community. The lucky winner will be hooked up with everything you need to kick your outdoor cooking into high gear for the second half of the summer grilling season.
The prize pack includes Guy’s new cookbook Guy Fieri Food: Cookin’ It, Livin’ It, Lovin’ It, four (4) bottles of guys new line of BBQ sauces, the ultimate grilling tool set, a digital thermometer, and a $25 gift card to purchase pork at a local retailer. To get entered into the drawing, all you have to do is leave a comment below and/or on our Facebook fan page letting us know why you love pork. (HINT: commenting in both locations will double your chances of winning!!!) On Monday, August 1st, we’ll randomly select one lucky winner from all those who have entered. Good luck!
To hype up your appetite awhile you anxiously await the announcement of the winner’s name, Guy has also hooked us up with a brand new hot-off-the-presses pork recipe.
Cuban-Style Grilled Spare Ribs with Mojo Sauce
8 pounds pork spare ribs, trimmed of excess surface fat, silverskin removed, cut into 5 or 6
2 tablespoons granulated garlic
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat an outdoor grill for indirect medium heat. For a gas grill, remove cooking grates.
Preheat grill on high. Turn one burner off. Place disposable aluminum foil pan over off burner
and add 2 cups water. Replace grates. Adjust heat to medium (350°F). For a charcoal grill,
place disposable aluminum foil pan on one side of charcoal grate; add 2 cups water. Build
fire on opposite side, and let burn until coals are coated with white ash. Spread coals in grill
opposite pan and let burn 15-20 minutes. Position cooking grate in grill.
Mix granulated garlic, salt, and pepper a together in a small bowl to make a basic seasoning
mix (the bright, bold flavor will come later from the mojo sauce). Season ribs all over, rubbing
seasoning into the ribs well. Arrange ribs over foil pan (a rib rack works great) and cover the
grill. Grill, turning occasionally, until the ribs are nicely browned and the meat is beginning to
pull away from the bones, about 1 1/2 hours. (For a charcoal grill, add 12 briquettes to coals
after 45 minutes.) This gets the ribs nice and smoky for a great base flavor.
Carefully transfer ribs to a platter. Wrap each slab in a double thickness of aluminum foil.
Crimp foil edges to seal packet. Return the ribs to indirect medium heat. (For charcoal grill,
add 12 more briquettes to coals.) Cover and grill ribs until very tender (caused by steam in foil),
about 1 hours.
Meanwhile, make mojo sauce. Process ingredients in blender into smooth sauce, and season
with salt and pepper. Refrigerate to blend flavors, at least 15 minutes. Taste and adjust
seasoning once more just before serving. Makes about 1 1/3 cups.
Return ribs to platter. Carefully unwrap ribs–the ribs will be very steamy and hot, so take care-
-and discard foil. (Ribs can be prepared up to 1 hour ahead at this point. Or cool, cover, and
refrigerate for up to 4 hours.)
Prepare a hot fire in grill. (For a charcoal grill, build a fresh fire, let burn until coals are covered
with ash.) Return unwrapped ribs to grill and cover. Grill, flipping occasionally, until sizzling, 6
to 8 minutes.
Transfer ribs to a carving board and let stand for 5 minutes. Cut into individual ribs and place
on a clean platter. Serve ribs with mojo sauce, allowing each guest to spoon sauce over ribs to
Congratulations to Ken from Ontario for being selected as our winner! Thanks again to everyone who entered our Summer Grilling Essentials Giveaway!
*Please note that The National Pork Board is not sponsoring the giveaway promotion, but rather supplying the prize pool by providing us with the free gift basket.